Uneven Ground: Hiking and Neuroplasticity

“Man walks off his Parkinson symptoms”. That is the headline that caught my eye. Now obviously we know that hiking is good for us. It gets us outside, improves strength and cardiovascular health, has a huge positive effect on mental well-being, and so much more; however, could it reverse the effects of something like Parkinsons?…

Spirit Ninjas: Spirit Trails / Ladner Marsh

What can make an afternoon walk or hike a little more fun… Something to look for. Often when we go hiking we will take along our tree and animal track identifier so that my oldest son has something to look for while he waits for my youngest to catch up (due to his special needs…

His needs are “Special”

February 28th, 2019 is Rare Disease Day in Canada. My youngest son has an extremely rare disease called STXBP1, in fact, he is one of only about 300 diagnosed cases around the world. He is non-verbal, he has fine motor and gross motor control issues and is considered globally developmentally delayed. He is what everyone…

The Man in the Arena: What I have learned… so far.

Well, it has been just over two years since life events drove me to start a complete metamorphosis. When I think back to the beginning of this journey I remember there being a whole lot of fear, a whole lot of uncertainty, but also a whole lot of possibility. So much has changed in two…

Jeers for fears… facing my anxiety.

Well… I have been putting off writing this post for a while. It’s not because I don’t know what to write; it’s because it is often hard to admit flaws. I have dealt with anxiety for as long as I can remember and it wasn’t until this year that I have been through some intense…

Whyte Lake Trail (Quarry Rock Alternative)

The trail to Whyte Lake is an easy 5-6km hike that only takes a couple hours and climbs around 160m. It is a beautiful, peaceful hike that meanders along beside Nelson creek and surrounded my some ancient giants (Cedar and Douglas fir) and second growth forest. It is an on-leash area for your fur babies;…